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Schlicker Organ Co. (Opus 86, 1969)

Location:

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 US
Dalton Recital Hall
Organ ID: 28059

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 44 ranks. 2,433 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 38 stops.
All:
  • Position: Portable instrument, fully movable.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 38
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 05, 2012:

The organ was originally built in 1969 for Miller Auditorium. In 1971, the Pedal reed was extended to 32'. However, the organ's sound was still not sufficient for such a large space, and the organ was moved to the Recital Hall of the Dalton Music Center when it opened in 1982. A Rodgers organ is now in place in Miller Auditorium. In 2010, Lauck Pipe Organ Company altered the organ tonally so it would be less bright. The combination action was also replaced at this time, and the organ now has 128 levels of memory. The instrument is housed in a storage area behind the stage and is moved on stage for performances.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on September 05, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from Trevor Dodd.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist provided by the university
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Stage, Console, and Organ Cases: Photograph by Ellen Tipton. Taken on 2011-11-26

Console: Photograph by Ellen Tipton. Taken on 2011-11-26

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-03-03

Recital Hall Interior, Organ Cases, and Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-03-03

Positiv Pipework: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-03-03

Great Pipework: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-03-03

Swell Box and Pipe work: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-03-03

Pedal Pipework: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-03-03

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